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Stalin's Russia
And the Crisis in Socialism

ISBN 9780367752248
Published December 1, 2021 by Routledge
276 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1940, Stalin’s Russia is a close study of the development of the Stalinist regime and the flaws in socialist doctrine that made it possible.

The book examines the contrasts between the "free and equal" society heralded by the Marxist-Leninist programme and the totalitarian state that emerged in its place. It makes use of a wealth of material to cast light on the inner workings of Stalin’s regime. It explores the significance of the Stalin-Hitler pact, and argues that the word "socialism" itself became a liability to any genuine movement of liberation as a result.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Part One: The Failure of the Russian Revolution; 1: The End of Socialism in Russia; 2: The Meaning of the Moscow Trials; 3: Stalin Beats Hitler Twenty Ways; 4: The Death Agony of an Idea: An Outline of the Comintern; 5: Trotsky's Divorce of Ends and Means; 6: The Motive-Patterns of Socialism; Part Two: Socialism Reconsidered; 7: The Predicament of the Word 'Socialism'; 8: Socialism as Philosophy of Science; 9: Defective Blue-Prints; 10: Truth in the Marxian World-View; 11: The Role of Personalities; 12: The Doctrine of Class Struggle; 13: What to do Now; Index

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Max Eastman